Police men’s and JKU women teams successfully retained their netball premiership titles after winning their respective final matches played at the Gymkhana venues here on Monday.
The teams were highly dominant during the league as they faced weak oppositions, especially from Pemba teams.
Holders Police outplayed JKU by 45-36 in the final match also attended by the event’s guest of honour who happened to be the Zanzibar city mayor, Mahboub Juma Issa.
The winners’ scorers were Amir Muhiddin and Habib Kassim who powered their side into 22-17 half time lead against their opponents who also displayed flashes of brilliance.
Police continued to dictate terms up to the third quarter of the game to take a 32-24 commanding lead.
In women’s final’ JKU thrashed Pemba-based Chake Chake Stars 79-27 as the winners made full use of their goal shooters Dawa Haji and Mwajuma Khamis.
Up to the end of the first half, the winners took a giant 35-15 lead and romped to widen the gap to 55-20 at the end of the third quarter.
The winning teams for ladies and men were presented with trophies and cash prize to the tune of half million shillings.
The runners up were prized with trophies and 300,000/-.
Six players each were awarded 50,000/-for being outstanding during the week-long tourney.
The players and their respective teams in brackes were Mussa Ame Katula (Sogea), Aziz Ali Mohammed (Chake Boys), Hashim Mohammed, Miza Nyange (JKU), Asha Said (Chake Stars) and Getrude Mwakabana (Chipukizi).
The guest of honour congratulated Zanzibar’s Netball Association (CHANEZA) for successful staging the tourney.
He urged those teams that displayed poor performance to rectify their mistakes in future to excel.
Other high-profile guests who also attended the final include chairpersons for Zanzibar Sports Council (BMTZ) Shery Khamis, CHANEZA’s Rukia Mattar and acting secretary of the body Rahima Bakar.